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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Clinic Operations Toolkit (2021). This toolkit serves as a guide for healthcare providers and organizations preparing for and honing their COVID-19 vaccine administration processes. In this toolkit there are compiled tools, advice, workflows, and best practices from health centers across the country. More Details...

Promising Practices in Virtual Integrated Behavioral Health Care: Lessons from Community Health Centers during COVID-19; February 2021 (2021). With the rapid shift to telehealth services propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, many community health centers had to rapidly transition to a mechanism of care delivery previously unknown and unfamiliar. Within a matter of days and weeks, health centers creatively found ways to transform workflows and approaches to care delivery to continue to provide care even if the patient was physically distant. This resource highlights promising practices in virtual integrated behavioral health care identified from community health centers. More Details...

21st Century CURES Act and Information blocking - How to Avoid Blocking Interoperable EHI.: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2021). In this webinar, the HITEQ Center discusses the 21st Century CURES act (CURES act), specifically focused on how it defined interoperability and information blocking and how that relates to health centers. With HHS recently extending the provider compliance date to April 5, 2021, we review how ONC’s final rules defined information blocking requirements and exceptions. We discuss common scenarios and health center policy practices that might be considered information blocking, and how they can reduce health center risks with early planning and policy definitions. More Details...

Teledentistry During COVID-19: A promising practice (2021). This promising practice features Petaluma Health Center in CA. The health center implemented a teledentistry program during the COVID-19 pandemic. This promising practice shares their experience in ensuring continuity of oral health care through teledentistry. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Telehealth Policy Updates (2021). NACHC's policy team discuss federal and state level telehealth policy updates. More Details...

The HCH Community & COVID-19: Vaccines for Clients and Staff (2020). As vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and become available for distribution, questions abound on when they will be available for people experiencing homelessness as well as staff working in community-based programs (such as health centers and homeless shelters). This discussion identified the main challenges to vaccinating the HCH community, the strategies needed to ensure a successful vaccination campaign, and the immediate action steps to consider in order to be prepared. More Details...

Considerations for Serving Residents of Public Housing During Emergencies and Disasters: Staff and Patient Wellness (2020). Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National Center for Health in Public Housing for a one-hour webinar on staff and patient wellness during emergencies and disasters. This webinar will provide health center with guidance for developing tools and resources that enable health center staff and the patients they serve to navigate the practical and psychological after-effects of disaster events. More Details...

The HCH Community & COVID-19: Vaccines for Patients and Staff (2020). As COVID-19 vaccines become available, questions abound on how to immunize patients and staff of health centers that serve people experiencing homelessness. This issue brief outlines unique considerations for this vulnerable population. More Details...

Practice Authority: COVID-19 and the Changing Role of the NP (2020). This webinar discussed the practice changes for NP-provided care throughout the country (Full Practice, Reduced Practice and Restricted Practice) More Details...

NNOHA Operations Manual - Workforce Chapter (2020). This chapter of NNOHA's Operations Manual provides helpful tools and resources for tackling the issues related to workforce in Health Center oral health programs. More Details...

EnVision Centers, Jobs Plus and Health Centers Interactive Map (2020). NCHPH recently launched a new interactive map. This map shows the location of Health Centers, Envision Centers and Jobs Plus sites. EnVision Centers are centralized hubs that provide people living in public housing with resources and support needed to excel. Jobs Plus Sites. The place-based Jobs Plus Initiative program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment. Health Centers interested in partnering with near Envision Centers and Jobs Plus sites, visit this NCHPH resource and hover over the organization you want to partner with. Contact information will then be displayed in the information box. More Details...

Building an Inclusive Organization Toolkit (2020). Teams from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved's STAR² Center, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations developed this toolkit to support health centers in their efforts to cultivate and support a diverse workforce. More Details...

TelePrEP for Health Centers: Telehealth Resources and Innovations for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), June 2020 (2020). Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has long been recognized as an effective treatment in the effort to end the HIV epidemic. Prescribing PrEP should be considered as part comprehensive prevention plan that includes a discussion about adherence to PrEP, condom use, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other risk reduction methods. This HITEQ brief presents an overview of how health centers can utilize telehealth for PrEP access, or TelePrEP, for comprehensive care, and includes innovations and resources that health centers can utilize to extend these services to their patient populations. More Details...

Cybersecurity Checklist for Health Center Staff Working Remotely (2020). This PDF checklist, developed by HITEQ, provides a guide for health center staff to mitigate cybersecurity risks and threats during times of emergency and incident response that have them working remotely from the health center. More Details...

Creating a Plan to Address Provider Satisfaction with Health IT: Intervention Project Planning Template, June 2020 (2020). Provider satisfaction is of critical importance for health centers to promote safety and workforce stability. Organizations may be working to reduce burden or increase satisfaction of the provider workforce. This worksheet, created by HITEQ, assists organizations in operationalizing the information set forth in HITEQ’s Assessing Provider Satisfaction: Designing health IT interventions to improve satisfaction and reduce burden. Review that piece, and then download the project planning template to create a plan of your own. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People Part 1 (2020). In this webinar Sean Cahill, PhD, the Director of Health Policy and Research at The Fenway Institute discusses social determinants of health for sexual and gender minorities. This session addresses current stressors and solutions to health inequities for LGBTQIA+ people, including the implications of COVID-19 for the community. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Health Center Scope (2020). This webinar provides a basic definition of teleheath and an overview of a Program Assistance Letter (PAL) to clarify the credentialing and privileging documentation required by health centers in response to certain declared emergencies. More Details...

Strategies to Manage Financial Operations During COVID-19 (Podcast Series): Response and Recovery (2020). A five-part podcast series to help health centers manage their fiscal solvency during COVID-19 response and recovery. Based on the NACHC-BKD video series, Financial Office Hours: Strategies to Manage Financial Operations During COVID-19, podcast topics include managing your health center’s cash flow, paycheck protection, provider relief funding, grants management, and staffing. More Details...

Staffing Considerations During COVID-19 (2020). NACHC and partners at BKD, LLP collaborated to produce a five-part podcast series to help health centers manage their fiscal solvency during COVID-19 response and recovery. Based on the NACHC-BKD video series, Financial Office Hours: Strategies to Manage Financial Operations During COVID-19, podcast topics include managing your health center’s cash flow, paycheck protection, provider relief funding, grants management, and staffing. More Details...

Triage & Tele-Health Support Plan for Isolation Units: Strategies for engaging clients for telehealth in COVID19 environment (2020). This step-by-step support plan is applicable to Supportive Housing Providers, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Health Centers, and Case Management services across the country in the early stages for addressing infectious disease. The support plan includes Triage Interview Questions and Immediate Intervention Steps for front line staff. More Details...

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